Sunday, December 30, 2007

fwd: This is not a joke. Please take action!

please everyone, if you can send it to as many people as posible! & please sign it! thanx!

President Bush will be in Jerusalem on January 9th to push his "Palestinian State in '08" proposal forward with East Jerusalem as the capital. This is President's Bush first trip to Israel since becoming president. His goal is to convince the Israeli public that a Palestine State with East Jerusalem as its capital is in their best interest and he has the support of the American people. 21,150 people have signed the urgent petition to the president. Send this to everyone on your list and ask everyone to do the same. We need 100,000 signatures so President Bush knows that we will not support the U.S. dividing Jerusalem. He has mobilized virtually the entire world behind this plan. If everyone will just get four friends to sign this we will have the 100,000.

If you have friends that don't have access to the internet, please print a copy and have them sign it and mail it in.

Regarding Avi Shafran of Agudath Yisroel and the dangers of Jewish Blogs.

Please read Avi Shafran's post regarding the dangers and pitfalls of Jewish blogging.
I feel that blogs can bring up important issues that reflect important issues of the day that will be swept under the rug otherwise.  The following is a case in point.
I have spoken to Avi Shafran by phone and we agree to disagree.  I have asked how come Agudath Yisroel has been silent regarding Yesha (Judea and Samaria) and have been silent about Bush's Roadmap the 2 State Solution.  Isn't this solution clearly against the Torah? What about the Torah Roadmap. It is Rabbi Shafran's opinion that we must trust the Gedoilim and as a lay person not be presumptious to question their knowledge of world events and their decision to speak out or not.  He said that perhaps their decisions are based on whether they will actually have an impact or not etc.  I answered I do not question our Gedoilim Batorah's love for Eretz Yisroel.  However, the root cause of Lashon Hara is failure to encourage the Jewish people to go to Eretz Yisroel and conquer and settle the Land.  The Miraglim the Spies, who were the spiritual leaders of the desert instead preferred to stay in the desert where there was all day learning and studying Torah.  They experienced fear to conquer the 7 Nations.  Yet Hashem said this was a grievous sin for that generation since Hashem had promised Am Yisroel Eretz Yisroel as an eternal inheritance and G-d is all powerful. 
How can we ignore the Nissim Gluyim, the revealed miracles in our generation, especially the 6 Day War and the continuous miracles each and every day in Sederot and the unbelievable miracles  that happened daily in Gush Katif.  If we go happenstance than Hashem will go with us happenstance.  I didn't seem to convince Rabbi Shafran, but he did ackowledge the sincerity of my arguments.  I expressed my agreement that we must follow the Gedolim rulings and not diverge right or left but that is if these rulings are Al Pi Hatorah, by the accepted Rabbanim in Yerushalyim (the Sanhedrin) at that time as it says in the Torah.  I told him that perhaps the Gedolim's considerations were many such as money for the Torah institutions and family subsidies, backlash from the Goyim etc.  However, Emunah Peshuta of Daas Torah is that the Land of Israel belongs to Am Yisroel and we in turn are obligated to keep the Mitzvoth Teluyot Baaretz, the commandments dependant on the Land. Even Satmar should agree with that.  Halvei we should have a Sanhedrin in Yerushalyim that is accepted by all, and  whose rulings are made according to the Torah with Hashem's Blessings.  Then we would be obligated to adhere to these rulings w/o diverting right or left.  However, when on Temple Mount, Hamas broadcasts to all the Arabs on Asara Betevet, calling for the destruction of Israel, claiming that Yishmael was bound instead of Yitzchok, and only Rabbi Chaim Richman of Temple Institute and supported by the New Jewish Congress, (which includes the Sanhedrin that was established but does not represent a unified consensus) protests, and the CCJER (Coordinating Council of Jerusalem including Agudath Yisroel, Young Israel, and OU) remains silent regarding this  terrible Chillul Hashem, then isn't it reasonable in a blog to ask from the Agudath Yisroel why they choose to go with the CCJER rather than with the established Sanhedrin?  The "controversial" Sanhedrin came out against the expulsion of Gush Katif, and Rosh Agudath Yisroel, Rav Perlow, admits to it's terrible aftershocks and dismal failure to bring security and devastating consequences to the people from Gush Katif, yet Agudath Yisroel still will not speak out to prevent another Gush Katif in Yesha (Judea and Samaria).  Will we after the fact express that we share in their pain?  How about preventing the pain?  And even if we believe it wouldn't make a difference, maybe let's just try to state the emes just in case it might made a difference. If mainstream Orthodox Judaism fails to publicly object to a the Two state solution and a State of Palestine, chas veshalom, and President Bush has been talking about it since 2002, then why should President Bush even think that Eretz Yisroel, including Judea and Samaria is important to the Jews.  In fact, many Jews have concluded that Eretz Yisroel is not that important for the Jews and necessary for us to be observant Jews. After all, we are now in Galus and until Moshiach comes. Eretz Yisroel is not relevant for us practically. 
But why should Moshiach reveal himself if we refuse to recognize the blatant miracles of our generation and don't show much desire to actually keep the Mitzvoth Teluyot Baaret?  The Gedoilim has ruled for good reason that it is assur to eat any produce with the Heter Mechira  which is symbolic selling of the Land, yet do not object when the Land of Israel is actually being given to Goyim? Isn't this inconsistent? How can we observe Shemittah properly when we give the Land away, assuming it was ours to give away.  Doesn't G-d say Ki Li Kol Haaretz?
Thank you for listening. 

Friday, December 28, 2007

CCJER Please read a personal perspective of a possible future expellee chas vesh

Dear Members of the Coordinating Council for Jerusalem.    Please raise your voices for Judea and Samaria!
Please check out new blog:  by Hillel Levin

Feel free to share.

Please show this to President Bush. A must read!

Dear Rabbi Zwiebel, amv"sh
Ruth Matar sent out this very funny scenario for the President's home, the Crawford Ranch in Texas. (or would be funny if it wasn't so realistic as described below),
As Public Affairs liaison for Agudath Yisroel of America please show the letter below to the President of the United States with these minor modifications. 
I would change the sentence "Giving Manhattan back to the Indians was not discussed" to "Giving Manhattan back to the Indians" is for "final stage" negotiations."  I would add the following.
With respect to the issue of Manhattan, one "understands the importance of Manhattan psychologically, emotionally and practically," and that everybody recognized that this would be one of the most difficult issues to resolve.  But we must show that we are willing to move in the direction of peace with our neighbors and are committed to the Two State solution,  a sovereign Hispanic state called the Republica del Norte living side by side in peace and democracy with what's leftover of the United (rather Divided) States of America.
Letter from Ruth Matar (Women in Green) Jerusalem
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dear Friends,
I received the following very timely letter from David Heimbold. I had actually been planning for some time to write something on that order as my weekly Internet article. I think David Heimbold's article, in addition to being funny, goes to the heart of the so called "Palestinian problem". The following is David Heimbold's letter in its entirety.

Bush to give his Crawford Ranch back to Mexico

Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming!

President George Bush is planning to give his Crawford Ranch back to Mexico, according to an unnamed Middle East source. This jester of understanding and good will is meant to signal to the Israeli/Palestinian team of negotiators, that George Bush means business.
The relinquishment of the Crawford Ranch to Mexico will take place at the end of President Bush's term in office. The offer is conditional. Here are the details, according to Abdul Farcical:
As you know the Crawford Ranch is on occupied territory. The borders of Texas were settled in 1849 after the United States stole the territory from Mexico.
President Bush has realized that he is living in luxury while Mexicans live in poverty just across the Mexican Border.
Therefore, President Bush has insisted that Israel start the negotiations for the twenty third Arab State, and the second Palestinian state, from the Israel borders of 1949.
According to Abdul, President Bush said that it is only fair for him to give up his Ranch to show the Israelis the path to an everlasting Peace in the Middle East
"We must all give up the occupied territories", said President Bush. "I am also encouraging Condi Rice to give up her residence and we will use our National Guard to clear an area around Condi's resident and remove ten thousand settlers immediately surrounding Condi Rice's dwelling."
"Moreover," continued the President, "We will empty the D.C. jails of armed thugs and give them Condi's, and all the other homes and businesses, and remove the 10,000 settlers to trailer parks."
"All of this will be an example of "hard choices" that have to be made to appease the down trodden Arab masses."
The President said that he had a midnight revelation. "I might stumble on some words, the President said, "but I am good at math". What he then described went something like this: "There is a 100 years difference between the settling of the American/Mexican border and the Israeli border. If you divide this by 2, that gives you two 50 year periods of time. You know, from studying Israeli literature, that the 50Th year is the year of Jubilee when everyone must forgive debts and give back land. Since there are two 50 year periods of time between these border treaties, "I thought that it would be only right if Condi and I ( 1+1=2 ) gave up our land."
Also, the President pointed to the arguments of the La Raza and Reconquista Movements in Mexico. They call themselves the "Mexican Palestinians".
The hand-over of Crawford will be the first step in returning Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California back to Mexico.
One other project is in the works: Since there is lots of oil in Alaska, the President plans on leasing Alaska back to the Russians since their Oil Production capabilities are not hindered by the Greens.
Giving Manhattan back to the Indians was not discussed.
For further information on this subject, use your imagination. If the Iranian military stopped refining uranium in 2003, the civilian nuclear program continues to the present, and both are controlled by the same government, anything is possible in Washington, D.C.
Most notable is the fact that President Bush is making treaties with foreign governments without the consent of the Senate. How is this done? By simply calling these treaties, "agreements" or "understandings" or "initiatives".
The Annapolis love fest was just another deception and obfuscation by the President with two good at math; the other lost in Foggy Bottom.
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David Heimbold brings to our attention a matter which is not commonly discussed. He points out that President Bush's Crawford Ranch is considered by a not insignificant part of Mexicans as "occupied territory". In fact, there are Hispanic radical political movements in Mexico, such as La Raza and Reconquista, who call themselves the "Mexican Palestinians".  His article makes us realize that the problem the United States has with the Mexicans is very similar to the problem Israel has with the Palestinians.
Heimbold's letter inspired us to search for relevant articles on the Internet. We found the following most interesting article written by Joseph Farah and published by World Net Daily in 2001.

America's 'Palestinians'
By: Joseph Farah

President Bush says he wants to see a Palestinian state carved out of Israel.

He may be surprised some day soon when that statement and his recent actions in support of it come back to bite him.


Activists who see themselves as "America's Palestinians" are gearing up a movement to carve out of the southwestern United States – a region (called Aztlan) including all of Bush's home state of Texas – a sovereign Hispanic state called the Republica del Norte.

The leaders of this movement are meeting continuously with extremists from the Islamic world, and you can read for yourself how they have been inspired by the Palestinian cause, and even adopted the most vicious forms of anti-Semitism in the process, by reading their own words on their own website.

"There are great similarities between the political and economic condition of the Palestinians in occupied Palestine and that of La Raza in the southwest United States," explains an editorial from earlier this year in La Voz de Aztlan in Los Angeles, the city seen as the future capital of the new Hispanic state.

Los Angeles, you see, is the southwestern U.S. version of Jerusalem.

Ridiculous? It didn't go unnoticed among the Aztlan activists when Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn told Mexico's President Vincente Fox last week, referring to Los Angeles: "Our city is a Mexican city."

The editorial goes on to draw analogies between the Arab uprising in Israel and gang violence in Los Angeles. It's the same thing, the activists claim. This is not crime and punishment, according to the La Raza (literally, "The Race") activists, this is the birth of an independence movement by young Hispanics.

"The similarities are many," says the editorial. "The primary one, of course, is the fact that both La Raza and the Palestinians have been displaced by invaders that have utilized military means to conquer and occupy our territories. The takeover of our respective lands by foreign elements occurred 100 years apart. For La Raza, it happened in 1848 when Mexico lost the southwest at the end of the Mexican-American war and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidlago. For the Palestinians, it occurred in 1948 when the Zionist Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum and signed the 'Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel' on the day in which the British Mandate over Palestine expired."

Are you getting the picture?

This idiotic movement takes on special meaning, however, after Sept. 11.

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest terrorists have used America's unpatrolled, unguarded borders with Mexico and Canada to infiltrate our country and to bring in arms and munitions. It's about time the American people learned there is an organized fifth column of U.S. activists who would be only too glad to assist Islamic terrorists in their jihad against the Yankee imperialists. This is an alliance long in the making.

But please keep in mind what I am telling you today. This is not a column about illegal aliens. This is not a column about problems with the border. This is not a column about how our culture is being changed by mass migration. This is a story about a movement to create a new state within the borders of the continental United States.

And the logic and rationale for this movement is the same logic and rationale (if you can call it that) being employed to make the case for a Palestinian state. Americans need to understand this argument can and will be used against them – soon.

Fidel Castro has, not surprisingly, lent his support to this independence movement. California politicians pay lip service to it and kowtow to its demands. It may seem irrelevant. It may seem innocuous. It may seem like little more than an annoyance. But today – after Sept. 11 – it represents a national security threat.

Meanwhile, President Bush ignores this budding "intifada" in his own back yard and chooses, instead, to tell the Israelis they must carve up their own tiny state to make a homeland for dangerous radicals who want only to destroy them.

And remember, these independence movements are never really about the creation of autonomous states. Instead, they are diversionary movements designed, ultimately, to destroy existing states – in the Middle East, Israel and in the West, the United States of America.

* * *

There is much evidence that terrorists are using the unguarded borders with Mexico and Canada to infiltrate America and bring in arms and munitions. Joseph Farah's analysis is that 'America's Palestinians' plan to create a new state within the borders of the continental United States. By the same token, the Arabs mean to establish a Palestinian state carved out of Jewish land.

Unfortunately, America's president, George W. Bush does not see the similarity between the conflicts. He persists in assisting the Arab terrorists in their goal to decimate and eliminate the Jewish State by depriving the Jews of their G-d-given Biblical Heritage, Judea and Samaria. The Jewish people have their bible as proof that the Holy Land is their eternal inheritance given them by the Master of the Universe.
President Bush!
Is your title to the Crawford Ranch as valid as the title of the Jewish people to the Holy Land?
In case of doubt, take time out to refresh your knowledge of the Judeo-Christian bible in which you, as well, profess to believe!
With Blessings and Love for Israel,
Ruth Matar

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

CAJL CC 122607 Agud Yisroel and Coord Cncil on Jrslm. We have not heard from you

CAJL Conference of Authentic Jewish Leadership
CC Calling campaign
Teves 5768
December 26, 2007
A must see video!
Rabbi Chaim Richman spokesperson for the New Jewish Congress responds to the broadcast of Hamas  Radio from Temple Mount on Asara Betevet  also the anniversary of  an Islamic "holiday" celebrating the binding of "Yishmael"  to be sacrificed. (rather than Isaac )  Their broadcast called for the destruction of Israel on Asara Betevet. 
Isn't it time for the Jewish People and  Leaders like Agudath Yisroel, the Young Israel, the OU to join with the New Jewish Congress to assert our Jewish identity and put an end to this horrendous identity theft.  Agudah Public Affairs Liason, Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, has expressed concerns over Mideast "Peace Process". Rabbi Zwiebel, Please Clarify!   Isn't Agudath Yisroel  against a Palestinian "Homeland" and the destruction of the settlements in Judea and Samaria? PLEASE SAY SO!  Your constituents have faith in you to represent them and to be their voice.   The Coordinating Council of Jerusalem has been silent for the last month.  We are anxiously awaiting to hear your voice! Bush is going to Israel on January 8th to promote the destruction of Jewish Settlements of Judea and Samaria.  Please assert our Jewish Rights and Sovereignty for Temple Mount and our Sovereignty of Judea and Samaria which our enemies wish to replace with a Palestinian "Homeland". 
To all my fellow lovers of Eretz Yisroel. Please beg the Agudath Yisroel of America, the Young Israel and the OU,   the spiritual leaders of hundreds of thousands of Jews in America, representing almost all the orthodox  shuls and Yeshivas and day schools, the voice of  all your family members and friends in the United States to raise their Voices.   Their voices are much too Silent.  They too must love Eretz Yisroel.  We need to hear their love expressed loudly.  If they hear from you that will give them the strength that is needed.  The Mayor of Jerusalem, Mayor Lupiansky said at the Agudah Convention that the Jews of America are influential.  They must not wait until it is too late.  Tell them to say NO to the Destruction of Jewish Settlements in Judea and Samaria!  Tell them to say NO to another Gush Katif.   Email all your lists.Your individual voice makes a difference.  Collectively we will be heard.
Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Public Affaris can be reached at Agudath Yisroel  212-797-9000 
Rabbi Pesach Lerner at The Young Israel can be reached at 212-929-1525
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb of the OU can be reached at  212-563-4000
Again, please listen to Rabbi Chaim Richman speak our forcefully and with Jewish Pride for our rights to Eretz Yisroel.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Holy Places Holy Lives by Avi Shafran and comments unabridged.

Please refer to an article by Rabbi Avi Shafran in Cross-Currents

(Cross-Currents writes about themselves: Cross-Currents is a journal of thought and reflections, from an array of Orthodox Jewish writers. We post about issues of the day and issues of our days, representing our individual perspectives.)


Chaim David wrote the following  comment in response to my first comment.  This is my response back to him and to Avi Shafran:

Robin Ticker, consider this. Moshiach did not come yet. We are still in golus.

You claim that if the current state of Israel gives control of land back to the Palestinians the Jewish people lose it. This is simply wrong. We have been and will always be the rightful owners of Eretz Yisrael, regardless of the claim any Crusader, Turk or Briton. The State could never surrender that claim to anybody.

But until Moshiach comes and HaShem returns us in glory to our land, that claim will not be exercised. So long as the Jewish people remain in golus—where we are now—we will not be able to take over the land and use it fully with all our latent rights to it. The State of Israel cannot annul our exile by paper claims that the Jews have now returned to the land.

So the legal rights of who owns the land today according to the worthless laws of the goyim—whether it be the state or the Palestinians—are meaningless in Shamayim.

Do not worry. My inheritance, your inheritance, all our land of Israel, are protected and sure. Daven to HaShem and ask for redemption. Come and live here and commit the place you live to the place you value most—your land.

My unabridged to Chaim Dovid and to Rabbi Shafran:

There is a prevalent attitude  that unless one lives in Israel, one should have no real say regarding who is chosen to represent Israel. Perhaps they are afraid that if religious Jews from the Diaspora want their voices heard and represented, then the voice of all the leftist secular Jews will also want to be heard and represented. My feeling is that the Torah is what gives us a right to the Land of Israel or rather stewardship. G-d owns the Land. By not claiming the Land as ours in order to keep the Commandments, we then don't deserve the land. In fact, the Land kicks us out. We will still eternally remain the rightful owners so long as we keep the Mitzvoth. That is the precondition. Yet, if we by choice give away our material, our candle, that can create the light, there is darkness. How can we keep the Mitzvoth Teluyot Baaretz when you give away the Land. Can one keep tefillin if they cut off their hand? At the Agudah Convention, Rabbi Malkiel Kotler and other Gedoilim BaTorah speak about Am Yisroel being One Neshama. One Guf. There is Areivus. So if the majority of Jews, chareidim and secular Jews, don't value Eretz Yisroel or the Mitzvoth of the Land, than collectively, we are all lacking. Does one have to make Aliya? That is the ideal. But as I myself painfully, G-d is in control, and actually living in the Land is a real zechus not possible unfortunately for many. However, at the very least, we need to say that Eretz Yisroel is our Land and individually do whatever we can in whatever capacity to help build, settle and do Mitzvoth teluyot Baaretz, ourselves or by helping those that have the zechus to live in the Land, for only this will bring the Moshiach. Why do some Jews think that we have to wait for Moshiach who will bring us to Eretz Yisroel. Maybe the opposite is true. Moshiach is waiting for us to show Hashem that we actually desire Eretz Yisroel. After 2000 years Hashem gives us Sovereignty and we disregard it. Hashem says if we act with happenstance then He will act to us with happenstance. How can we disregard the continuous miracles from Hashem from the beginnings of the establishment of Jewish Sovereignty till the present in Sederot? Was Kingship established in E"Y immediately after entering E"Y following the Midbar. First there was Yehoshua, then Shoftim and Shmuel. The people demanded a king too early in fact. All these Neviim Rishonim chastise Am Yisroel for not ridding their Land of the idolotry and the Goyim from the Land. These Goyim became the thorns in their sides as Hashem promised. They did to the Jews what the Jews were to do to them. In todays time they have actually stolen our identity. They claim that we are the occupiers.

In 1937 in Marienbad, the Third Kenessiah of Agudas Yisroel was held. Please read below an article from the journal HaPardes (volume 11, Issue 7, October 1937), 70 years ago, reprinted in Mishpacha Issue 179, 6 Cheshvan 5768, October 17,2007 Page 26)————————————————————————————————————-

"On Sunday, 16 Elul, the great Torah leaders discussed the question of a Jewish State, and reached the greatly anticipated decision of the congress. It was a stormy assembly, attended by the Rebbes of Gur, Ghorkov, Boyan, Sadigura, and the great Torah schoilars members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah (Rabbinical Council). A great battle took place, over seven hours, with struggles about every minute detail of the decision.

"Rabbi Wasserman, Rabbi Kotler, Rabbi Rottenberg of Antwerp, and rabbis from Czechoslovakia and Hungary were unanimous in rejecting any proposal for a Jewish State on either side of the Jordan River even if it were established as a religious state, because such a regime would be a form of heresy in our faith in the belief in the coming of the Mashiach and especially since this little Jewish State would be built on heresy and desecration of the Name of G-d.

"Arguing against them were the Rebbes of Boyan and Sadigura. Rabbi Tzirelson, the president of the congress, Rabbi [Aharon] Lewin of Reisha [the head of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah] and Rabbi Sorotzkin, [who said that] it is possible to agree, according to the laws of the Torah, to the establishment of a Jewish State in a portion of the Eretz Yisael without denying the belief in the coming of redeemer. There is no need to be concerned that the nonreligious would use the Jewish State to attack our religion. therefore, it is forbidden to reject entirely the matter of the Jewish State; rather we must pursue expanding its borders and ensuring that the laws of a Jewish State will be founded on religion and tradition, and we must protest that they did not consult frum Judaism and did not include its leaders in this discussion.

"Those in favor won the vote! All the decisions were accepted affirmatively."

Although the majority of the congress seemed to be in favor of the partition plan, the text of the resolution of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah contains the statements. " The foundation of the Jewish peoples right to the Holy Land is based on the Torah and the prophets…A Jewish State not based on the principles of Torah is a denial of Jewish origin, is opposed to the identity and to the true stature of our people, and undermines the basis of existence of our people…Any relinquishment of the Holy Land given to the Jewish people by G-d has no validity" (HaPardes 11:6)

My question is how come when the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah saw that there was a possiblity to return to Eretz Yisroel, and felt they were too weak to take on the Chilonim? Why didn't they use all their influence to convince the Jews to go to Eretz Yisroel in order to make it a place based on Torah and Mitzvoth. Why did they allow the Chilonim to take over? Apparently, they did not want to join with those that were anti Torah. Had they in 1937 called all Jews to go to Eretz Yisroel, then perhaps these Jews might have survived the Holocaust. So now let's undo the mistake of not consulting with our Gedolei Batorah regarding a Torah Authority in Eretz Yisroel. It is my impression that if Rav Eliashiv and the other Rabbanim of Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah would be presented with the goal of setting up a Judean Authority based on Torah, they would welcome and support the idea with open arms. Hasn't this been our prayers for the last 2,000 years? In addition it would be advantageous to also bring unity with Rabbanim in the Religious Zionist camps and with the established Sanhedrin who clearly came out against the disengagement. Why not even join with Satmar and convince them that we are facing an enemy that is out to destroy us? Why can't we insist to keep the Mitzvah of Shemittah in E"Y. Why not believe that a Torah Authority is truly a possibility. It is only not a reality because the majority of Jews do not support it as a reality. If there can be a Palestinian Authority than for sure let there be instead a Torah Authority in Yesha. It's a catch 22. We need a majority of Jews to support a Yesha Torah Authority. We are not talking about physically moving to Yesha, though that is the ideal, but simply to support the idea, the dream. Not to label these G-d fearing Jews as extremists, or Messianic extremists. Many Jews say we will not support this idea because there is not yet a majority supporting this idea. Just the fringe. It is not politically correct. We will sound too racist, just like our enemies.

Let us remind our fellow Jew that Eretz Yisroel with a Torah based constitution with a Sanhedrin is Torah.

The moral justification of such an action (ceding from the State of Israel) needs support from the Jews. If the only objection is implementation, we are too weak etc, that is a seperate issue. If there is open support and backing for the moral legitimacy of the Jews of Yesha to cede from the State of Israel, that alone is a deterrent for the Government of Israel to execute any military operation against Yesha communities. Questions about how the Jews in Yesha should respond when the gov't asks them to relinquish their weapons should be seriously addressed since it's imminently relevant. Once weapons are relinquished it will be that much more difficult to defend oneself and that is why the government is being proactive. Shailoth regarding disobeying immoral orders such as refusing to expel fellow Jew from Judea and Samaria should be addressed. Soldiers who find themselves conscientious objectors for the IDF need another venue where their desire to truly defend Eretz Yisroel is actualized. You might argue that we are too weak to start our own Torah Authority. It's not practical. First of all, I am convinced that indeed it is very possible if there is desire by the majority of Jews. But look at the alternative. We are looking another Hitler in the face. It's either we put our trust in the Ribbono Shel Olam or we face another holocaust chas vechalila. What is the point in waiting to openly declare that E"Y is our inheritance. It may be too late later. We can say we davan and let Hashem fight out battles. I believe then that Hashem will fight our battles and we will survive. However, Chas Vechalila will just a small remnant survive? We want the entire Nation to be worthy. And for that the Nation must act on faith. They must say that we believe Hashem's promises in the Torah regarding Shemittah. We will endeavor to keep the Mitzvah. For that we need the Land. Heter Mechira is not an option and neither is actually giving the Land away. We put our faith in Hashem and He will provide.

Shavua Tov.

I'd be interested in your comments.


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Not all Muslims are like Hamas and Fatah.

Please read the following email sent to me by Dr. Asher Eder of Root and Branch Organization. He is working with

Shaykh Abdul Hadi Palazzi.

This Sheikh support the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and to Eretz Yisroel.   We should publicize and give support to the Islam-Israel Fellowship who know the truth and are not afraid to express it.

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Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi (Arabic: ﺷﻴﺦ ﻋﺒﺪ ﺍﻠﻬﺎﺩﻱ ﺑﺎﻼﺘﺴﻲ ), legally named Massimo Palazzi, is the leader of Italian Muslim Assembly and a co-founder and a co-chairman of the Islam-Israel Fellowship, based on what Sheikh Palazzi believes are the authentic teachings of Muhammad as expressed in the Qur'an and the Hadith.

Sheikh Palazzi was born in Italy to an Italian Catholic father who converted to Islam and a Muslim mother of Syrian descent.[1] [2] After completing his secular and religious education in Rome and Cairo in 1987, he served as an Imam for the Italian Islamic Community. In addition to numerous Masters Degrees, Prof. Palazzi holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences by decree of the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ibn Baz.

He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Muslim Association in 1989, and afterward was elected its Secretary General.

Since 1991, he was a Director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community, with a program based on the development of Islamic education in Italy, refutation of fundamentalism and fanaticism, and deep involvement in inter-religious dialogue, especially with Jews and Christians, but also with Buddhists and others.

In 1997, Prof. Palazzi joined the International Council of the Root and Branch Association and his essay entitled "The Jewish-Moslem Dialogue and the Question of Jerusalem" was published by the Institute of the World Jewish Congress.

In 1998, Prof. Palazzi and Dr. Asher Eder (Jerusalem) co-founded the Islam-Israel Fellowship, promoting a positive Muslim attitude towards Jews and Israel based on what Prof. Palazzi believes are the authentic teachings of Muhammad as expressed in the Qur'an and the Hadith. Prof. Palazzi serves as Muslim Co-Chairman of the Fellowship. Dr. Eder serves as the Jewish Co-Chairman.

He has also been a lecturer in the Department of the History of Religion at the Università della Terza Età in Velletri, nearRome.[3] [4]

Mr. Palazzi is also in the international advisory council of the international intelligence summit

Temple Mount exclusive broadcast rights to Fatah-Hamas. For Zion's sake, I will.

Dear Coordinating Council for Jerusalem  amv"sh
Is CCJER ( Coordinating Council of Jerusalem) going to join with New Jewish Congress, the Temple Mount movements and The Sanhedrin and speak out forcefully against this terrible provocation at Har Habayis.  "For Zion's sake, I will not be Silent and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still...Isaiah 62:1)  
You've spoken out before.  Please do so again.  This Coordinating Council has united for Jerusalem's sake.  Now is the Time to raise your voices before it is too late.  This past Thanksgiving, at the Agudah Convention in Stamford Connecticut, on Motzei Shabbos,  the theme was an Undivided Jerusalem.  Rav Perlow, the Noveminsker, the Rosh Agudath Yisroel spoke.  He said that he actually took a plane recently to Eretz Yisroel for the sole purpose of speaking to Rav  Eliashiv and Rav Shteinman regarding this matter.  Rav Eliashiv said clearly that he is against giving away parts of Yerushalyim. Rav Shteinman also agreed.  Rav Eliashiv told Rav Perlow that he can say so publicly in his name and with full strength (Bechol Hatokef).  Rav Eliashiv said "Will we have to ask permission of the Yishmaelim to daven at the Kosel?"  Rav Perlow asked the audience regarding the Gov't of Israel "Can we trust them with Security???" The Mayor of Jerusalem, the Honorable Uri Lupiansky then spoke.  He told the audience that we in America have great influence.  He asked us not to wait until it gets too late to speak up. He reminded us what happened when there was a riot at on Har Habayit.  They started throwing stones at the Kotel square. He said it was a miracle that no one was killed.  He said that the enemy is within.  They are the forces that wish to divide us like a piece of Salami, piece by piece and hand us to our enemies.
Israel Gov't, Police Stand by as Hamas Broadcasts from Temple Mt

11 Tevet 5768, 20 December 07 09:12
by Hillel Fendel

(<> More Olmert-Fatah-Hamas
collusion: Hamas has been given exclusive radio broadcast rights from
the Temple Mount this week - while Jews mourning the First Temple
siege are banned from the site.

This week is the Moslem holiday Ein ul-Adhaa, marking the Islamic
equivalent of Akeidat Yitzchak (the binding of Isaac by Abraham); the
Koran, written in the late 7th century C.E., substituted Ishmael for

Yesterday, as well, was the Jewish fast day of Asarah B'Tevet,
commemorating the beginning of the siege by Nebuchadnezzar on
Jerusalem over 2,500 years ago that resulted in the destruction of
the First Temple, untold thousands of deaths, and a 70-year-long
Jewish exile from the Holy Land.

"The siege of Nebuchadnezzar is recurring again in our time," said
Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute, "this time through the
Israeli government, which is banning Jews and Christians but is
allowing Hamas, who will defile G-d in our holiest place. There is no
greater demonstration of the total spiritual bankruptcy of the
Israeli government."

He told Arutz-7 that if, alternatively, it is not the Israeli
government that is responsible, "then who are we kidding when we say
that Fatah will fight Hamas?  We see clearly that they work together,
and Fatah has just as much of an interest in broadcasting Hamas
incitement to murder Zionists as Hamas does."

"It is unbelievable that [US Secretary of State Condoleeza ] Rice and
[Foreign Minister Tzipi] Livni continue to repeat that a 'strong PA
and Palestinian state to fight terror is in the interest of Israel,'
when we see obviously that Fatah has no desire at all to fight Hamas

An ISDN line regularly broadcasts, over PA radio, the Islamic prayer
services from the Temple Mount. This week, however, it granted the
license to do so to Hamas - complete with Hamas Radio commercials,
station identifications, and incitement against Jews. "Whoever wants
to hear the Temple Mount services this week has to go to HamasRadio,"
says Rabbi Richman.

Rabbi Richman was astounded at the symbolism involved: "Closing the
Temple Mount to Jews all week long, including on our fast day,
because of the Moslem holiday, emphasizes that the government not
only favors Moslem sensibilities over Jewish ones, but also the
Koranic version of our history over that of the Tanach, our Bible."

ily's Aaron Klein reported that Hamas celebrated the "victory" of its
broadcasts: "Our broadcast is a victory for the Al Aqsa Mosque, which
is suffering from Judaization efforts imposed by the Zionist
government," said Rami Kaoud, a manager at Hamas' Al Aqsa Radio.
"Broadcasting daily radio is a way to bring Al Aqsa to the Gaza Strip
and challenge the siege imposed on us by the Zionist entity."

A joint statement by the New Jewish Congress, the Temple Mount
movements and The Sanhedrin states, "Not only is Hamas trying, with
the Palestinian Authority, to destroy the State of Israel and all its
[Jewish] inhabitants, but now the Government of Israel has decided to
give over the Temple Mount, the apple of the Jewish Nation's eye, for
the use of enemy incitement."
Here is a previous statement by CCJER

To view the entire article, visit

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Jews demand Olmert halt Temple Mount dig
By Aaron Klein

Posted: September 12, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
JERUSALEM - A Jewish group representing hundreds of U.S. synagogues says it is "incomprehensible" that Israel is allowing a Muslim dig on the Temple Mount and has demanded Prime Minister Ehud Olmert immediately halt the blasting of a massive trench and allow archaeologists to inspect the site.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Avi Shafran - More on why Agudath Yisroel made a statement for Yerushalayim

Rabbi Shafran writes:
< Eretz Yisrael is the land not of any particular temporal government but of the Jewish People. >
I agree completely.

< Jews who are fortunate to live on the Jewish Land's holy soil are the brothers and sisters of Jews everywhere else. To suggest that any Jew or Jewish group does not have a right – or anything less than a responsibility – to speak up when an Israeli government seems poised to do something objectionable or dangerous is to deny the bond of Jews to both their ancestral homeland and to other Jews.>

I agree as well. The Jew is bound to their ancestral Homeland whether or not he/she resides in the Land and has the obligation to protect the Land and Settle the Land and keep the Mitzvoth in the Land just as much as his brother/sister that actually lives in the Land of Israel.

<Theoretically – and here Agudath Israel may part company with some other Orthodox groups – we could even countenance a non-Jewish flag flying over the city's walls, if it meant true safety, security and freedom of worship for the Holy Land's Jewish residents. Needless to say, though, such a scenario is nowhere in sight.>
In all due respect, there is a lack of understanding of the role of Am Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel.  Our purpose and raison D-etres is to be a Mamlechet Kohanim VeGoy Kadosh.  A Kingdom of Priests.  This means that we are the Sovereign Nation and others follow our lead.  There is no way we can be a Kingdom of Priests in a live and let live society. What kind of King lives as he wishes and the rest of the people live as they wishes.  The King sets the tone. Our purpose is not to be coercive of all the other nations but rather to be their Priest.  We in turn are servants to Hashem.  The other nations will look to us for guidance as we look to our Kohanim. When we learn about the Avodah in the Beis Hamikdash, we do not say it's not fair that only they get to enter the Sanctuary.  We do not say that it's not fair that only the High Priest can enter the H-ly of H-lies. The opposite.  We recognize that the H-ly service must be done just so.  It is not for everyone.  Yet everyone can learn from how it was conducted and apply it to their daily lives. Every detail is so educational that can be applied to the way we conduct our own lives and the lives of our own families and society.
If we have a strong desire to keep the Mitzvoth Teluyot Baaretz knowing that only through keeping these mitzvoth will Hashem bless our nation with security we would simply tell the world that only Am Yisroel has the mandate to keep the Mitzvoth and for this we need the Land of Israel.  Reciprocity is totally not in the picture as you suggest. Will a democratic peaceful Goyish State keep Shemittah?  Will they do Lequet shikcha and Peah on the non shemittah years? What about Teruma, Maaser and Bikurim?
Only Am Yisroel can bring forth the Kedusha and this holiness will then encompass all of humanity.
As for G-d building the Beit Hamikdash let me suggest the following.  When a person does a Mitzvah like giving Terumah to the Kohein, he does not give a direct present to the Kohein.  He gives it to Hashem.  The Kohein, benefits from the Mitzva to Hashem and not directly from his fellow Jew.  If the motivation for giving is off or if the motivation for receiving is faulty, like if the Kohein feels he owes the giver  or if the giver feels that the Kohein owes him anything, then the Mitzvah was not given or received properly. 
Now I will address the other point which states that Hashem Himself will build the 3rd Beit Hamikdash. (I would appreciate the source for the statement, if anyone knows it.)  A possible explanation is that  in the 3rd Beit Hamikdash the way it gets built is totally leshaim Shamayim with no aspirations of personal gain or honor, prestige or money.  Just like we teach our children.  Brick by brick of Mitzvoth. It will be a complete Avodas Kodesh.The end result is that it will be built purely from Mitzva gifts from Am Yisroel and from the Nations of the World.  Moshiach is ready to come today.  However, we must show Him that we truly want Eretz Yisroel and we strongly desire to keep Hashem's Mitzvoth and keep the H-ly Torah.  Now Moshiach is in exile.  He sees that after 2,000 years Hashem has performed miracle after miracle, and continues to do so in Sederot.  Yet Bush speaks of a Two State Solution and we are Silent. If we give away Eretz Yisroel then is there anyway to keep the Mitzvoth of the Land? Can one light a candle if there is no candle?

Monday, December 17, 2007

The correct and only way to fight anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism is created when there is a void.  Allow me to identify that void.
That void is Asserting and Protecting our Identity as Jews. When one fails to assert or protect their identity properly, one becomes an easy target for identity theft. 
The Palestinians, have recognized this void and have taken the golden opportunity to steal our identity. They claim that Israel is occupying their Land promised by Allah. It is their Land exclusively.  It is a holy War, Jihad to destroy the Jews.
We are G-d's chosen people, chosen to keep His commandments and to live in the Land of Israel where the Commandments can best reach their potential.  Through keeping the commandments of the H-ly Torah,  we become a vessel to receive all of G-d's blessings.  The nations of the world will be blessed since we are the conduit of blessings to mankind.
Therefore, the leaders of our generation, the Rabbis of our generation, must not be afraid to state openly that the Land of Israel is the inheritance of the Nation of Israel exclusively.  The entire world belongs to the Creator of the World. The Nation of Israel by keeping the commandments of the Torah in the Land of Israel,  will infuse the entire Land and subsequently the entire world with holiness.  Failure to do so results in a void, in a chillul Hashem which is the meaning of anti-Semitism.  (anti shem which refers to a nullification of G-d's name).  We fool ourselves in believing that we can fight anti-Semitism in any other way other than to assert our true identity.  Our identity and purpose and mission is defined in the Bible and spelled out in the Covenant between G-d and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and to their seed.  It is an everlasting Covenant for all generations. 
Malcolm Hoenein and his organization the Conference of Presidents, are excellent in tracking anti-Semitism throughout the world.  Unfortunately, they are blind to the fact that a Two State Solution, the Roadmap Plan following in the footsteps of Camp David and Oslo is the actual CAUSE of anti-Semitism..  Malcolm Hoenlein said that Oslo is an agreement that can not revoked.  Yet any agreement is null and void if its foundation is based on a false premise.  G-d's Torah on the other hand can never be revoked.
As I mentioned, Malcolm Hoenlein and the Conference of Presidents do a wonderful job tracking all the incidents of anti-Semitism throughout the world.  Over the past few years they themselves recognize a significant increase in the rise of anti-Semitism.  
Simultaneously, Malcolm Hoenlein and many of the Jewish organizations he represents, actively engage in activity that promotes and gives rise and perpetuates anti-Semitism! You are shocked no doubt!  What is their specific activity that has brought a rise anti-Semitism? The answer is that they are actively engaged in negotiating the rights to the Land of Israel away to our enemies. This is in direct conflict with G-d's Covenant.  G-d clearly gives exclusive rights to the Land of Israel to the Nation of Israel. The borders are clearly delineated. Malcolm Hoenlein may give the impression that this is a racist concept in today's modern world.  The Jews are above racism  he will argue.  Us Jews do not act like our enemies. We do not stoop to their level.  We treat all of humanity equally and humanely so we will give our Palestinian neighbors a fair share as long as there is reciprocity.  Mr. Hoenlein, that is not what the Torah says.  The Torah says that the borders of Israel are exclusively for the Nation of Israel. .  The borders of Israel are clearly delineated in the Torah. The Torah is real and relevant and Malcolm Hoenlein's perception is not real or relevant even though he will convince others to believe that he knows how we must face and how to deal in the "real" world and work with reality.  He will portray our position as being against progress for true and everlasting peace and goodwill with our neighbors.
So I beseech my dear Friends to call upon Malcolm Hoenlein and specifically JMINTHEAM , and all the wonderful Young Israels under the leadership of Rabbi Pesach Lerner such as the Young Israel of Midwood, Rabbi Shulman and the Young Israel of the West Side, Rabbi Dovid Cohen who so proudly hosts Malcolm Hoenlein (see this coming Shabbos  Scholar in Residence December 21st) to look inward.  Why can't they see that they too are giving Malcolm Hoenlein a forum to promote the Two State Solution, Roadmap Plan. True you may argue that Malcolm Hoenlein promotes an undivided Jerusalem and is promoting the United Coalition for an Undivided Jerusalem including all of the mainstream Jewish organizations under this banner.  To this argument let me bring a Mishneh in Yuma Perek Gimel Mishneh Aleph.  Translation is Artscroll Mishneh Series. 
Here,  the Mishneh returns to the original topic of the tractate which is the order of the Yom Kippur Service.
1.The administrator said to them [to the assembled Kohanim]; 'Go out and see, if the time for slaughtering has arrived.'  If it had arrived, the one who sees [it] says 'Barkai.'  Mattisya ben Shmuel says[He was the administrator of the lots, as mentioned in Shekalim 5:1;]; 'The whole of the east has lit up.' "As far as Hebron" and he says, 'Yes!'
2.Why was this necessary?  Because one time the moon's light rose and they thought that the east had lit up, so they slaughtered the daily sacrifice, and then [had to] take it out to the place of burning.
There was a specially designated viewing station in the Temple where an observer went up to see whether day had dawned. In the Temple service, any slaughter performed at night is invalid, Day is reckoned from dawn - i.e. when the first shimmer of light is observed on the eastern horizon. The people in the Temple asked the observer "As far as Hebron?" i.e. Did you see the sky lit up as far as Hebron?' (Rambam, Rav)  Yerushalmi (2:1) says that they mentioned Hebron in order to allude to the merit of the Patriarchs who were buried there.
When I read these Mishnayos it made me so happy to see that the slaughtering of the sacrifices in the temple could not begin until the sky lit up as far as Hebron.  In fact once there was a mistake and the light of the moon was mistaken for light of daybreak and they slaughtered too early and it was invalid and had to be thrown away and burnt.  It came to mind that we too can mistake the light of Galus (exile, night) for the real morning light and our sacrifices will be for naught.  For the real thing we need to see till Hebron. 
So when we speak of an undivided Jerusalem, for real service of the Temple, we must speak of an undivided Jerusalem extending till Hebron.  Of course if we are merely speaking about a museum representing Jerusalem, Hebron is not that important. We are not striving to restore Jerusalem to the way it was but merely as a zecher LeChurban.  A remembrance.
Once there was a beautiful house of charity.  They had parties for combating Lung Cancer, and the Heart Association and Special Olympics and Meir Panim and Multiple Sclerosis to name a few.  They sent relief to all natural disasters all over the world. 
There was a homeless beggar outside this house that was clearly criminal.  The owner of the house fed him and let him in the house on those cold nights.  After all he liked the reputation of being charitable and was going to show the world that he was not cruel or inhumane to let that poor beggar suffer outside.  So he let the beggar into the basement. After a while the beggar trashed the basement.  The owner tried to explain to him that he took him off the streets and it wasn't nice of the beggar to trash the basement.  The beggar seemed indifferent and grew stronger day by day from the good food and shelter.  The beggar told him it's not fair that he, the owner,  has this beautiful house and that the beggar was only stuck in the basement.  The beggar demanded the upstairs as well. The beggar brought lots of friends into the house now.  The owner was intimidated.  He tried to negotiate with the new guests.  He told them that he absolutely refuses to give them the kitchen. In this kitchen they had prepared the most beautiful parties for all these charitable causes.  A fight broke out between the beggar and his "friends".  Some felt that the previous occupier of the house should have absolutely no rights to the kitchen.  The others argued  that of course they would never allow the previous occupier to cook in the kitchen but they would agree to letting them have some access. In basic principle the interlopers agreed.  The former occupier had to eventually leave.  Allowing the museum of the kitchen was simply a tactic to easily take over the upstairs.  Temporarily they would allow him to have a museum of the kitchen. It would give him the allusion of being in control.  Cooking of course is out of the question. Of course after they take over the entire upstairs, they'll have an easier time to get rid of the occupiers from kitchen as well.
By now I hope you have seen the analogy.  Where did the owner go wrong?  He should have banished the criminal beggar at the very start from coming in close proximity to his beautiful house.  He should have scared the heck out of him and if that didn't work should have gone one step further.  The house was a place of charity and peace.  By bringing in the criminal beggar he put the prosperity and peace of his house in danger.  Not only that, he let down and actually abandoned all the worthy organizations that can no longer be helped by this wonderful house.   He refused to assert his rightful ownership of his house and as a result, due to his own self righteousness and other vices destroyed all that he had. and ruined the goodness that he was capable of providing and actually did provide.
The following was sent to me by Evelyn Haies.  Anti-Semitism is reaching new heights especially in France.
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 8:43 AM.  What is our proper response.  Shall we negotiate with the beggar criminal and cohorts?  Or shall we proudly proclaim our identity as Jews and the rights to the Land.  Lemaan Zion lo Echesheh!

Friends and Family,

I received this post from a friend in NY. One of his friends is living in
France and posted this to him with the request that Andy distribute it to
his American friends.

Andy prefaces with: "Once again, the real news in France is conveniently
not being reported as it should. To give you an idea of what's going on in
France where there are now between 5 and 6 million Muslims and about
600,000 Jews, here is an email that came from a Jew living in France.
Please read!"

"Will the world say nothing - again - as it did in Hitler's time? He
writes, "I AM A JEW -- therefore I am forwarding this to everyone on all my
e-mail lists. I will not sit back and do nothing." Nowhere have the flames
of anti-Semitism burned more furiously than in France: In Lyon, a car was
rammed into a synagogue and set on fire. In Montpellier, the Jewish
religious center was firebombed; so were synagogues in Strasbourg and
Marseilles; so was a Jewish school in Creteil - all recently. A Jewish
sports club in Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails, and on the
statue of Alfred Dreyfus in Paris, the words "Dirty Jew" were painted. In
Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish football team with sticks and
metal bars. The bus that takes Jewish children to school in Aubervilliers
has been attacked three times in the last 14 months.

"According to the Police, metropolitan Paris has seen 10 to 12 anti-Jewish
incidents PER DAY in the past 30 days. Walls in Jewish neighborhoods have
been defaced with slogans proclaiming "Jews to the gas chambers" and "Death
to the Jews." A gunman opened fire on a kosher butcher's shop (and, of
course, the butcher) in Toulouse, France; a Jewish couple in their 20s were
beaten up by five men in Villeurbanne, France The woman was pregnant; a
Jewish school was broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles, France. This was
ju st in the past week.

"So I call on you, whether you are a fellow Jew, a friend, or merely a
person with the capacity and desire to distinguish decency from depravity,
to do, at least, these three simple things:

"First, care enough to stay informed. Don't ever let yourself become
deluded into thinking that this is not your fight. I remind you of what
Pastor Neimoller said in World War II: "First they came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the
Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the
Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they
came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me".

Second, boycott France and French products. Only the Arab countries are
more toxically anti-Semit ic and, unlike the m, France exports more than
just oil and hatred. So boycott their wines and their perfumes. Boycott
their clothes and their foodstuff s. Boycott their movies. Definitely
boycott their shores. If we are resolved we can exert amazing pressure and,
whatever else we may know about the French, we most certainly know that
they are like a cobweb in a hurricane in the face of well-directed pressure.

Third, send this along to your family, your friends, and your co-workers.
Think of all of the people of good conscience that you know and let them
know that you and the people that you care about need their help.
The number one best selling book in France is...."September 11: The
Frightening Fraud," which argues that no plane ever hit the Pentagon

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Re: Results of Annapolis agreement - Yesha relinquishing weapons

In a message dated 12/6/2007 12:03:24 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:
We are watching the early stages of the abandonment of Judea & Samaria.     The Jews from Gaza would not submit to the Arab terror and would not leave their homes with promises of compensation packages.  Shortly prior to the expulsion the army was instructed to remove all protective weapons belonging to Jewish civilians so that they would feel vulnerably weaker and leave Gush Katif willingly.   They did not leave so willingly so the Israeli govt. were forced to remove them in the end.   This latest development comes as no surprise and so it remains to be seen how many of our North American Jewish organizations will support the Olmert government when a new round of Judenrein begins in the month ahead.    The majority of the North American Jewish organizations agreed with the Sharon government that leaving Gaza was a good move for Israel.   They convinced North American Jewry that once we provide Arabs with full Gaza ownership it would be like it has never been before.   Many of us here in Toronto pleaded with our organizations, not to let it happen but to no avail and now look and see the results.   Well here we are again amputating another limb while Am Yisrael sits on the sidelines and watches helplessly.   Removing protective life saving firearm equipment from the Jews of Judea & Samaria and releasing terrorists is out and out murder and anyone who remains silent is guilty of standing by while his brothers blood.

Judea and Samaria: IDF Rounding Up Jews' Weapons

26 Kislev 5768, 06 December 07 06:38
by Gil Ronen
( The IDF is conducting a large scale operation to confiscate weapons from the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, according to Channel 10 TV. The purpose of the operation is described as "putting the settlers' gun permits in order." The security coordinators of the communities in Samaria have been summoned to a meeting with IDF officers Thursday; community leaders are convinced that the IDF intends to collect many of the weapons in the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Hillel Reinus of Yitzhar said: "I have no idea who is giving the order, it seems to be coming from up high, but they've decided to take the weapons away from everybody." Another resident of the community, Igal Amitai, added, "They are abandoning citizens, it is an irresponsibile act, but everything pales compared to reality."
'This amounts to making the settlers fair game'
MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) wrote a letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak following the report: "Army representatives have recently informed the military security coordinators that they intend to collect most of the weapons which the residents of Judea and Samaria use for self-defense," he wrote.
"When a move such as this is made along with the release of hundreds of terrorists; the deployment of Palestinian policemen in Shechem (three of whom were involved in the murder of Ido Zoldan) and the arming of these policemen with weapons, ammunition and armored personnel carriers, this amounts to making the settlers fair game and sending the terror organizations a clear message that they may murder Jews," Eldad added.
"When all this is done against the backdrop of your announcement that you are joining the 'expulsion/compensation' plan, this amounts to blackmail. You are trying to encourage Jews to run away from Judea and Samaria and in order to prod them along you are taking away their weapons and urging terrorists to attack them," he wrote.
"With this letter," Eldad concluded, "I wish to inform you that the settlers of Judea and Samaria will hold you personally responsible for any casualties among the Jews in Judea and Samaria from now on, unless you immediately put an end to the process of collecting the settlers' weapons."

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Israel, amv"sh
We must make a statement comparing the situation Yesha finds itself with the 13 colonies.  Taxation w/o representation  but hundreds of times worse.  Yesha has not only the right but the obligation of freedom of religion to defend themselves.  Let us start an open discussion about an independent Yesha Authority!  The struggle of Gush Katif to go unarmed was a proven disaster.  As Churchill so correctly said "If you want peace prepare for war" and we see that Yaakov Avinu acted accordingly as well.  Yesha must prepare to fight any aggression be it Kassam or Yassam.  We must fight this decree tooth and nail and threaten to cede if implemented. There must be a mass refusal by Yesha residents to relinquish their weapons.  There must be a massive outcry of support for the residents of Yesha from the Diaspora as well.  Yesha is not expendable and not suicidal!

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Clarification. Evangelical Leaders Reiterate Call for Two-State Solution


The last email/post was written in a rush.  I will now explain my concerns in greater detail.
Over 80 educators and ministry heads affirm efforts to negotiate lasting peace, and warn of consequences of failure.
80 Evangelical Christian Leaders have united to make a statement in support of the Peace Process and the formation of a Palestinian State.  They claim to have full authority of the scriptures.   What basis from scriptures supports the formation of a State of Palestine? 
The following is a partial list of references in the Hebrew Scriptures that shows precisely the opposite.
The Almighty explicitly promises the Land of Israel to Abraham Isaac and Jacob and to their seed for an everlasting inheritance. 
Genesis 13:15-18 ; 17:8 (G-d to Avrom - promise of Land to Avraham - new name and reiteration of promise of land)
The Covenant with Abraham is Genesis 15:18-21. (extended boundaries, from the River of Egypt to the Eurphrates River, covers boundaries of 10 nations, including all of Judea and Samaria plus lots more)
The Covenant to Isaac Genesis 26:2-6.
The Covenant of Jacob is in Genesis  28:13-16.

Exodus 6:4,8 (G-d to Moses - reminder of promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob)

Numbers 33:53; 34:13 (G-d to Moses - Biblical Boundaries of the Land of Israel, which includes Judea and Samaria)

Isaiah 11:12; 49:12; 51:11 (Ingathering of exiles; return to Zion)

Amos 9:14,15 (Return from captivity - plant on to the land - never again to be uprooted)

Ezekiel 36:24, 36; 37:21( Gathering from all the lands to your own soil)
These ministers are not quoting Scriptures at all!  They base support of their statement on the following

The Bible clearly teaches that God longs for justice and peace for all people. We believe that the principles about justice taught so powerfully by the Hebrew prophets apply to all nations, including the United States, Israel, and the Palestinians. Therefore we are compelled to work for a fair, negotiated solution for both Israelis and Palestinians. We resolve to work diligently for a secure, enduring peace and a flourishing economy for the democratic State of Israel. We also resolve to work for a viable permanent, democratic Palestinian State with a flourishing economy that offers economic opportunity to all its people. We believe that the way forward is for the Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a fair, two-state solution.

They base their reasons not on the scriptures but on the fact that the Palestinians are poor and therefore will gravitate to a more radical solution.  That is appeasement.  If a homeless person who is clearly criminal is outside should I offer  him my home, keys and everything because if not he might gravitate to a more radical violent approach?  That's ridiculous!  This homeless person has already shown that he is criminal.  That is why we fear that he may become even more violent. What is the best way to respond to this homeless thief.   I would make sure he leaves the vicinity of my home as fast as possible and do what I must to ensure that he does not come back.   I do what I must to protect my family and the beautiful home of peace and serenity and good and justice that I have worked so hard to create.  Because if I don't protect my home and give him control of my home,  he will see to it that all the good and justice and peace and serenity is destroyed. 
This "mean" approach dear friends is what results in true peace and justice from the Hebrew Scriptures.


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Evangelical Leaders Reiterate Call for Two-State Solution for Israel and Palest

These "leaders" also are committed to the full authority of the scriptures. The Silence of Torah Jewry to our rights to Eretz Yisroel seem to indicate that Agudas Yisroel, Young Israel and OU would agree with this Statement of supporting a State of Palestine. If not then refute it! Speaking about an unDivided Jerusalem does not in any way address Bush's statement calling for a Two State Solution for Israel and Palestine.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ascending to Chomesh. In memory of Ido

Here are the true spokespeople for Eretz Yisroel.

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"The Temple Mount" by a visionary

Please read the following written by Rabbi Meir Kahana zt"l a true visionary about "The Temple Mount" liberated with the grace of G-d in 1967  "the greatest Jewish victory and miracle in 2500 years".
The following was sent to me by Israel Kaplan.  He entitled it "Bye Bye to the Temple Mount."
Israel Kaplan writes:
While in Israel this past Sukkot, I spent a considerable amount of time delving into the legal issues related to the Temple Mount.   Rabbi Jacob Richman of Temple Mount faithful sent around several urgent messages about the destruction by the arab wakf of the archeological & biblical findings.  Lower, higher and Supreme courts are constantly being petitioned but to no avail as they all end up in the Prime Ministers offices as final say.   The Prime Minister responds with a statement not to pursue any action over ownership as it would destabilize the delecate balance with the Arab population.  This response is consistent with all Israeli governments since 1967.   It would do all a great service to read the following article which is an excerpt from a book "Uncomfortable Questions for Comfortable Jews" published in 1987.

The Temple Mount
By Rabbi Meir Kahane, Zt"l
(from Uncomfortable Questions for Comfortable Jews, 1987)
It was the unforgettable, majestic, glorious day in June, 1967, as Jewish soldiers crashed through the walls of Jerusalem's old city. Redeeming, reclaiming, liberating the ancient streets and alleyways; racing towards the Wall, scaling it and then - the electrifying words of the Commander, Motta Gur: "The Temple is in our hands! The Temple Mount is in our hands!"
There was not a Jewish heart that did not pound with a sense of Divine, historic moment. There was not a Jewish spine, so straight and proud after two millenia of being supine, that did not shiver in a sense of awe. There was not a Jew, though the most extreme of scoffers, who, at that moment, did not see G-d!
"The Temple Mount is in our hands!" Jerusalem of Gold, of holiness, of David; Zion, out of which the L-rd roared and uttered his voice. The Temple Mount, from which the trumpet the Holy One, Blessed Be He, blasted. "When our fee within thy gates, O Jerusalem" - we wept with tears of disbelief. For the Temple Mount was in our hands. . . "As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the L-rd is round about people" - and we knew it to be true. For the Temple Mount in our hands. "Ye that stand in the courts of the House of G-d, praise the L-rd!" And we believed. For the Temple Mount in our hands!
Let me quote from a letter that appeared in the March 1979, issue of Maariv, Israel's largest newspaper. It was written by a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Merkaz Harav and is obligatory reading for all those who, for Zion's sake, will not be silent: "It was the Shabbat, when many Jews come to visit the Old City of Jerusalem. . . . Suddenly, after leaving one of the gates near the Temple Mount, the rioting began. Tens of Arabs, throwing stones and carrying knives and broken bottles, came at us. A storekeeper leaped upon me and I joined the others fleeing, as my hand bled profusely, eyeglasses left behind.
"How could it happen in the State of Israel today? Arab police are responsible for the safety of the East Jerusalem region. 'Autonomy' already exists when Arab police see Arabs throwing stones and nothing is done to arrest them. One who was arrested was a yeshiva student who kept calm and tried to help others. Before my very eyes, the police leaped upon him like wild beasts. This can serve to show us what we can expect in the future under `autonomy'... "
Jerusalem. Where in 1967, electric shocks of ecstasy, a national thrill of incredulity, swept the Jewish people throughout the world, as Israeli Jewish troops smashed into the Old City, sweeping terrified Arabs before them as chaff in the wind. Jerusalem, City of David, Jerusalem of the Temple Mount and Western Wall and Holy of Holies and Zion, was, once again, in Jewish hands - all of it, Jewish. By the tens of thousands Jews streamed through the alleyways of the Old City where just afew days before the Arabs had ruled and no Jew dared step. Now, the Arab - awed, shattered - groveled before the Jew whom he saw as being blessed by G-d and His miracles. Fear gripped the Arab in Jerusalem just as pride and confidence and certainty was the Jewish cloak in the wake of the awesome war of Six Days.
Jerusalem. Where, by 1986, less than 20 years later, Jews fear to go to the Wall by way of the Demascus Gate as Jews are stabbed and shot in the same marketplace and streets where a short time earlier they walked as Jewish giants on the earth. As night falls, only a handful of foolhardy Jews risk walking through what the Israelis allow to be called, still, the Moslem Quarter. No Harlem ever held greater fears for the Jew than parts of his own capital city. Nothing more underlines the obscenity of Jewish fears in their own capital than the picture report that appeared in the Jerusalem weekly, Kal Ha'Ir (August 4, 1984).
Three pictures; all taken in the Old City of Jerusalem. The first shows a hassidic Jew, surrounded by Arab youngsters, two of whom have snatched his hat from his head. The photo shows a policeman standing calmly by with obviously no intentions of intervening. He is, like the vast majority of police in the Old City, an Arab.
The second picture shows the Jew, watching helplessly as the Arabs taunt him. The Arab policeman has, by now, disappeared.
The third shows a large rock being thrown by an Arab youth at the Jew. It hit him in the head. Another day of Jewish pride in Jerusalem, Zion. The tragedy of Jewish glory turned into humiliation and fear by a Jewish policy that defies any normal logic and understanding.
Jerusalem, where the Jewish students on Mount Zion sign a petition of desperation, detailing not only sexual and criminal assaults on them by Arabs, but the cynical indifference and lack of any law enforcement by the local police - Arabs.
"We, the undersigned to this petition, are demanding security , for our lives and property. For the past ten years there have been ', thousands of incidents such as those outlined in this petition: Stabbings, rapes, attempted rapes, molestings, obscenities through indecent exposure, burglaries, vandalism. . . ." And the police do nothing. And Jerusalem becomes Arab autonomy. The tragedy of a Jewish policy that defies any normal logic and understanding.
A, Jewish policy? Say, rather a policy of Jews that was conceived in un-Jewishness and born in gentilized fear and timidity, a policy whose apex of humiliation is the desecration of Judaism's holiest site - The Temple Mount. The very moment of glorious Jewish victory in 1967 was the beginning of a flight to shame.
It began immediately after the greatest Jewish victory and miracle in 2500 years. The terrified and cowering Arabs of East Jerusalem were approached by the Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. Not enough that the Israeli government of 1967 committed the worst of mistakes by not driving out the Arabs who hated Israel and had tried to wipe her out. Not enough that in their fear of "world opinion," of what the Vatican and Islam might say, orders were given by the Israeli army to the liberators of the Old City not to use artillery to shell Arab positions lest they damage a single holy Moslem and Christian place (and how many Jewish soldiers died because of that policy!). The fearful and timid leaders of Israel immediately approached the heads of the Moslem community to assure them that the Temple Mount - the holiest of holiest of Jewish places - would remain in their hands. Jews were forbidden to enter there to pray, on their holiest site, a site stolen from them by invading Moslems who desecrated Judaism by building two mosques there. (And can one imagine the reaction of Moslems if Jews, conquering Mecca, built, on the holiest site of Islam - a synagogue?)
When in 1967, on the Fast of Tisha B'Av, the national day of mourning for the Jews, the anniversary of the destruction of both Temples, Army Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren and 50 Jews went to pray on the Temple Mount. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan ordered the commander of the Central Command to prevent any further action that might incite the Moslems: "Honored Rabbi," said the general, "if you will go up to the Mount again, I will be compelled to remove you by force." The following day the Ministerial Committee in charge of the holy places met and unanimously forbade Jewish prayer that had been set for the following Shabbat. That was the beginning of a humiliating Jewish policy that stunned no one more than the Moslems who could not believe the manifestation of Jewish madness they had just seen.
From that day, the government of Israel, in a remarkable exhibition of masochism, has paved the way for a total change in Moslem attitude. From a frightened, cowering population, they turned into a confident, arrogant, dangerous one. From people who feared the Jewish conqueror, they became throwers of stones, knife stabbers, and grenade and bomb throwers. Most of all, the Temple Mount became once again theirs, this time returned to them by two-legged lemmings of the Mosaic persuasion - and they grow ever more passionately convinced that time is on their side.
The government, police, courts have all had a hand in the shameful, tragic Jewish descent into humiliation. Already on April 15,1969, responding to an order nisi against Police Minister Shlomo Hillel (who later went on to become Knesset Speaker), the State Attorney explained that Jews should not be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount because "premature prayer" (sic) there would raise grave security and international political problems. The years that followed saw police again and again forceably remove Jews attempting to pray on their holy site. Moslems watched in growing amazement, and growing arrogance and boldness, as the Jew who wished to enter as a tourist with camera and jeans was freely allowed access but the same son of Abraham entering with prayer shawl and prayer book was banned!
(In the years when American synagogues sold tickets for pews at High Holiday services, a rueful joke told of the Jew rushing up to the door without a ticket and telling the guard that he only wished to tell something to someone inside. Said the guard: "Fine, but if I catch you praying, I'll throw you out." The joke is alive and well today on the Temple Mount.)
Then, in 1976, a lower Jerusalem court, through Judge Ruth Or, ruled that Jews have a right to pray on the Temple Mount, but Police Chief Hillel blithely announced that he would continue to bar Jews. (This contempt for law is apparently endemic with Hillel as, nearly ten years later, in his capacity as Speaker of the Knesset, he announced that he would refuse to table certain bills by Knesset Member Meir Kahane, despite a High Court order to do so.)
The government hastily appealed the lower court order and on July 1, 1976, the Jerusalem District Court overruled Judge Or in a fascinating display of ghettoism. The court ruled that Jews who ' attempted to pray "demonstratively" (sic) on the Temple Mount were guilty of behavior "likely to cause a breach of the peace." Jews had an unquestionable right to pray on the Temple Mount, but public order, ruled the court, overrules that right of prayer.
The decision was mindboggling, the product of thinking most Jews assumed had disappeared with the Warsaw Ghetto revolt. To state that Jews had a right to pray on their holiest site and then to declare that this should be prevented because of fear of Arab rioting, was a paean to the shtetl of Minsk, Pinsk or Casablanca. But not even this was enough for the Israeli government, which wished to remove the decision that Jews have a theoretical "right" to pray on the Temple Mount and an appeal was taken to the Supreme Court. Meantime, Interior Minister Dr. Joseph Burg (himself a leader of the National Religious Party) declared that "the law will be kept." (Translation: Jews will not be allowed to pray on their holiest site.)
The astonished Arabs saw that the Jews, far from meting out to them the punishment they deserved and that they had given to the Jews when they ruled the Old City, were allowing them to retain all the power and authority that they would use later to demand total autonomy and independence. The Temple Mount served as the most glaring example of the fact that, despite Jewish protestations to the contrary, the land taken in 1967 was not liberated but "conquered." The Jews had come not as returnees to their own borders, but as an occupation army. One who loses his property and then unexpectedly finds it does not allow it to remain in the possession of another. He leaps upon it joyfully and cries out: "It is mine!"
The Arabs correctly understood Jewish "concessions" to be the product, not of goodness and grace, but of timidity and fear. And so, from a cowering Arab, the Jews produced a sneering, openly hating, stick bearing, stone throwing, grenade tossing thing - a time bomb waiting to explode.
The newspapers described some of the events. In 1979, as a number of yeshiva students came up to the gate of the Temple Mount to pray (in front of and not on the Mount itself), they were showered with rocks. Soldiers hid behind cars because they had orders not to shoot, lest The New York Times and Time magazine feature them on their front pages. The head of the Central Command, General Moshe Levi, watched the mob. Levi, a member of the leftist Hashomer Hatzair kibbutz, was later to become Chief of Staff and won undying something-or-other with his statement during a speech in Tel Aviv (May 25, 1986): "To say that the Arabs are the enemy is simplistic and dangerous. For me the Arabs are not the enemy." When the Jew excels, he outdoes all others-especially in madness.
I return to the newspaper account of the Arab riot in 1979: "'Only in this state could such a picture emerge,''' a police officer said angrily, yesterday, at the sight of the commander of the Central Command, Moshe Levi, and the head of the police central region, who entered the Temple Mount to meet face-to-face with angry Arab youths.
"The general walked over and asked them why they were holding sticks in their hands[!]. But during the entire conversation not one of them backed down and not one dropped his stick. 'This is the real autonomy,' muttered the same officer."
Meanwhile, in 1980, the Knesset passed a new Jerusalem Law which declared in paragraph (3):
"The holy places shall be protected from any desecration or attack on anything likely to damage the rights of all members of religions to access to the holy places or their feelings concerning them."
This paragraph which clearly - to all but those who would refuse to see - outlined the absolute right of Jews to access to their holy places, now seemed to guarantee that the High Supreme Court of Israel would order the government to allow Jews, on their holiest site, the same right of prayer that they allowed Moslems who had stolen the site. But no, the ghetto-shtetl syndrome remained part of the Israeli genetic code, proving once again that it is far easier to remove the Jew from the Exile than the Exile from within the Jew. On October 30, 1981, the High Court of Israel ruled on the issue. The following is the UPI wire service report:
"Jerusalem (UPI)--The Supreme Court today upheld the right of Israeli police to keep Jewish worshippers from praying on the Temple Mount because it creates a threat to public order, Israel radio said."
A threat to public order. The Arabs might riot. Ah, if Meir Kahane were Prime Minister and the Arabs knew that the police had orders and full backing to use as much force as they desired to keep "public order" -is there one normal person who believes that there would be an Arab threat to public order?
Since then, the Arabs have systematically destroyed every vestige of Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, destroying valuable archeological evidence. A memorial to the Arabs killed at Sabra and Shatila is even placed on the Jewish holy site. The Temple Mount is on our hands!...
The lemmingism of the Israeli government is incredible! Who can count the ways? In February, 1985, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Sa'ad a-din Alamei, told the French news Agency:
"Any Moslem who will give up one inch of Palestinian land will lose without benefit of appeal, every attachment to Islam."
The Mufti, by declaring a ban on any Moslem who sold land or houses to Jews, was clearly guilty of sedition against the Jewish state. On February 26, 1985, I wrote to the Chief of Police asking that criminal proceedings be opened against the Mufti and personally filed a criminal charge with the police commander of Jerusalem's Old City. In my complaint I noted that if a Jew were to hand out flyers called on Jews not to buy from the Arabs of the Old City because they were enemies of Israel and pro-PLO, he would be arrested for sedition (indeed, a few months later, that is precisely what happened). On March 13, 1985, the office of the Chief of Police sent me the following reply:
"Your complaint has been investigated and it is clear that the material of the investigation does not indicate a criminal offense. Because of this, the police will not investigate the complaint."
The successor to the other Mufti who in the twenties and thirties led pogroms against the Jews of the Holy Land and who in 1942 met with Hitler to discuss the "final solution" for the Jews there, should have been given a Nobel Prize for extraordinary ability to keep from bursting into hysterical laughter. And, indeed, the Moslem religious leader has good reason to believe that Jews are mentally limited.
When the PLO conference was held in Amman, Jordan, in November 1984, one of the telegrams sent to Arafat was from the Jerusalem Mufti. It read: "From Al-Aksa mosque (on the Temple Mount) we emphasize our support of your Council and renew our oath of loyalty to the man of struggle Yasir Arafat. . . . Continue forward on your path, we are with you."
When the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel in January, 1986, called for a synagogue in the southeast part of the Temple Mount, Mufti Alamei declared: "Over the bodies of a million Moslems."
The Israeli reaction? Timid and fearful silence, lest the Arabs, Moslems and world react. And so, a mentally unbalanced Jew, Alan Goodman, shoots and kills two Arabs on the Temple Mount declaring that he wishes to liberate the spot and "become king of the Jews." Some thirteen years earlier, a Christian, Dennis Michael Rohan, set fire to the Al Aksa mosque. The Israeli court declared the Christian not criminally liable by reason of insanity. Yet Goodman, clearly unbalanced, received a life sentence plus two terms of 20 years. Once upon a time, in the Exile, the Jews would decide every major step by the proposition: What will the gentiles say? Then they created Israel, where Jews would be sovereign and free. . . . Laugh not, but rather weep for generations.
Jerusalem. Where the Palestinian autonomy and eventual state is being built. Jerusalem, which mirrors so much of the other desecration that fills the land. The Temple Mount is not in our hands. East Jerusalem is not in our hands. Judea and Samaria and Gaza and the Golan are not in our hands. The Biblical Eretz Yisrael which we liberated through G-d's decree in 1967, is not in our hands.
"On Mount Zion which is desolate, there the foxes walk. . . (Lamentations 5).
The Temple Mount is in their hands, the foxes, the cunning Arab foxes. And the words of Motta Gur ring hollowly - and it is we who are to blame. We, who took a miracle and disdained it. We, who took holiness and profaned it. We, who were given a Zion, a Jerusalem, a Temple Mount - and gave it over to the jackal-foxes.
What we see today is a mini-renewal of Arab rioting, murder and pogrom of the twenties and thirties. Then, the Arab mobs surged into the streets shouting, "Addowlah ma'anah" ("The government is with us!"). They meant the British Mandatory occupation government. Today, the Arabs know that the Jewish "occupation" government, because of its fear of world opinion, has given strict orders to soldiers not to shoot. In that sense it has opened the door to Arab boldness and contempt and attacks on Jews. In that sense the Jewish government of occupation is also "with" them. The Arabs have smashed the dam of fear and it will spill over. If Jews are attacked on their way to the Wall, and if a Jew is seriously hurt, or, G-d forbid, murdered, and if the residents of the Jewish Quarter are in increasing danger-know that it is the Jews who are to blame.
He who controls the Temple Mount will control Jerusalem. And he who controls Jerusalem will control the Holy Land. And the desecration of the Land and of G-d is inconceivable. One shakes his head in utter incomprehensibility when reading the words uttered by Menachem Begin in 1977:
"If I become the Prime Minister, I will open the Temple Mount to Jews. I will not fear the reactions of the Christians and Moslems. "
Begin became the Prime Minister. The Temple Mount is still in Arab hands.
Rabbi Meir Kahane on Jerusalem
It was the unforgettable, majestic, glorious day in June, 1967, as Jewish soldiers crashed through the walls of Jerusalem's old city. Redeeming, reclaiming, liberating the ancient streets and alleyways; racing towards the Wall, scaling it and then - the electrifying words of the Commander, Motta Gur: "The Temple is in our hands! The Temple Mount is in our hands!"
Jerusalem of Gold, of holiness, of David ; Zion, out of which the L-rd roared and uttered His voice. The Temple Mount, from which the trumpet of the Holy One, Blessed Be He, blasted. "When our feet stood within thy gates, O Jerusalem" - we wept with tears of disbelief. For the Temple Mount was in our hands... "As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the L-rd is round about His people" - and we knew it to be true. For the Temple Mount was in our hands! "Ye that stand in the courts of the House of our G-d, praise the L-rd!" And we believed. For the Temple was in our hands.
The very moment of glorious Jewish victory in 1967 was the beginning of a flight to shame. Not enough that the Israeli government of 1967 committed the worst of mistakes by not driving out the Arabs who tried to wipe her out. The fearful and timid leaders of Israel immediately approached the heads of the Moslem community to assure them that the Temple Mount - the holiest of holiest of Jewish places - would remain in their hands. Jews were forbidden to enter there to pray, on their holiest site, a site stolen from them by invading Moslems who desecrated Judaism by building two mosques there. (And can one imagine the reaction of Moslems if Jews, conquering Mecca, built, on the holiest site of Islam - a synogogue?)
From that day, the government of Israel, in a remarkable display of masochism, has paved the way for a total change of Moslem attitude. From a frightened, cowering population, they turned into a confident, arrogant, dangerous one. From a people who feared the Jewish conqueror, they became throwers of stones. knife stabbers, and grenade and bomb throwers. Most of all, the Temple Mount became once again theirs, this time returned to them by two-legged lemmings of the Mosaic persuasion - and they grow ever more passionately convinced that time is on their side.
The government, police, courts have all had a hand in the shameful, tragic Jewish descent into humiliation. The years that followed saw police again and again forceably remove Jews attempting to pray on their holy site. Moslems watched in growing amazement, and growing arrogance and boldness, as the Jew who wished to enter as a tourist with camera and jeans was freely allowed access but the same son of Abraham entering with prayer shawl and prayer book was banned. The product of thinking most Jews assumed had disappeared with the Warsaw ghetto revolt.
The Temple Mount served as the most glaring example of the fact that, despite Jewish protestations to the contrary, the land taken in 1967 was not liberated but "conquered." The Jews had come not as returnees to their own borders, but as an occupation army. One who loses property and then unexpectedly finds it, does not allow it to remain in the possession of another. He leaps upon it joyfully and cries out: "It is mine!"
The Arabs correctly understood Jewish "concessions" to be the product, not of goodness and grace, but of timidity and fear. The Arabs have systematically destroyed every vestige of Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, destroying valuable archeological evidence. A memorial to the Arabs killed at Sabra and Shatila is even placed on the Jewish holy site.
The Temple Mount is in our hands? When the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel in January, 1986, called for a synogogue in the southeast part of the Temple Mount, Mufti Alamei declared: "Over the bodies of a million Moslems." The Temple Mount is not in our hands. "On Mount Zion which is desolate, there the foxes walk ..." (Lamentations 5). The Temple Mount is in their hands, the foxes, the cunning Muslim foxes. The words of Motta Gur ring hollow - and it is we who are to blame. We, who took a miracle and disdained it. We, who took holiness and profaned it. We, who were given a Zion, a Jerusalem, a Temple Mount - and gave it over to the jackal-foxes. The Arabs have smashed the dam of fear and it will spill over. If Jews are attacked on their way to the Wall, and if a Jew is seriously hurt, or, G-d forbid, murdered, and if the residents of the Jewish Quarter are in increasing danger - know that it is the Jews to blame.
He who controls the Temple Mount controls Jerusalem. And he who controls Jerusalem controls the Holy Land...
PA official: Olmert lying about Temple Mount

Israeli PM claims holy site not up for talks, but Palestinians say he has already agreed to forfeiture

Aaron Klein, WND
Published:  11.29.07, 18:25 / Israel News

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's statements on Wednesday that Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount is not up for negotiation are "false," according to a chief Palestinian negotiator, who told WND the Israeli leader already agreed to forfeit Judaism's holiest site to a coalition of Arab countries.

"What Olmert said (regarding the Mount) is absolutely false. I think he's not yet ready to tell the Israeli public and is waiting for the right time and he fears his coalition with religious extremists will fall apart if he announces it now," said a senior Palestinian negotiator Thursady on condition his name be withheld.

The chief Palestinian negotiator said in months leading up to Annapolis the Palestinian team was "surprised" by Olmert's willingness to give up the Mount.

"We had intense debates on many topics, which remain open and unsettled, but the Harem Al-Sharif (Temple Mount) is not a sticking point. The Israelis didn't argue with us. We were pleasantly surprised Olmert didn't debate about giving the lower section of the Mount either, which was a sticking point in the past."

According to the chief Palestinian negotiator, Olmert agreed to evacuate the Mount but not to turn it over to the Palestinians alone. The negotiator said both sides agreed the Temple Mount would be given to joint Egypt, Jordan and Palestinian Authority control.

He said the Israeli government felt an umbrella group of several Arab countries controlling the holy site instead of only the PA would help ease Israeli domestic opposition to giving up the Temple Mount, since Egypt and Jordan are considered by Israeli policy to be moderate countries.


'Talks will address all issues'

The Palestinian negotiator pointed out Israeli prime ministers previously denied withdrawal plans only to later carry them out. Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, elected on a platform against evacuating territory, denied for his first year in office he would retreat from the Gaza Strip but in 2005 he carried out a Gaza withdrawal.

In a briefing to reporters yesterday, Olmert claimed Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount is not up for discussion. He said negotiations started at this week's Annapolis summit had no bearing on the situation on the Temple Mount.

At the start of Tuesday's summit, President Bush read a joint declaration agreed to by Olmert and PA President Mahmoud Abbas committing the two to launch immediate negotiations aimed at "two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side."

The parties said they would aim to conclude an agreement before Bush leaves office next year, with Israel widely expected to evacuate large swaths of the West Bank and speculation about eastern sections of Jerusalem, handing Abbas the strategic territories. Israel recaptured the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, in 1967.


"The negotiations will address all of the issues which we have thus far avoided dealing with," said Olmert on Tuesday. "I am convinced that the reality that emerged in our region in 1967 will change significantly. I know this. Many of my people know this. We are prepared for it."

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